Ben Jones, BACP accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist
There are moments in everybody's life that can feel difficult and overwhelming; where we struggle to understand what is happening but know that something doesn't feel right.
Maybe we're left feeling anxious or uncertain in ourselves; struggling with relationships in our life, or a life event such as bereavement or divorce has left us feeling unable to cope. Maybe this has been an issue we've been aware of for years but feel that now is the time to finally deal with it.
How can I help you?
The aim of my approach is to help you understand, make sense of, and resolve your issues in order to allow you to live a happier and more fulfilling life. This is done in a safe and containing environment where we can explore your concerns at a pace that is right for you.
I believe that many of our current worries and problems can be explained by the past as well as the here and now. Whether that be past events and relationships that are still impacting on the present, or ways we have learnt to deal with the past potentially still impacting on how we deal with the present. By focusing on these areas we can work towards alleviating the impact they are having on you now.
I work both short term, which will focus on a specific issue, as well as more open-ended if it is felt that there are several areas that you need support with. This can be discussed in an initial meeting.
What to do next
You can find out more about how I can help you on my website: benjonescounselling.co.uk There are also some of my own articles on there, which will give you a better idea of how I work.
To see if my approach is right for you and your needs you can book in an initial session with me to discuss what you would like support with. I'm also more than happy to discuss any questions you have over the phone or via email before the meeting.
I understand you may feel a little bit nervous making contact for therapy, however ultimately the aim here is to make things feel better for you, so please feel free to get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and qualifications:
- MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Counselling
- PG cert in Psychological Therapies
- BSc Hons in Psychology
I have been working as a therapist for over 10 years, alongside my private work I have also had experience in several environments:
- Primary care counsellor
- Crisis counsellor for Hope community services
- University Counsellor at De Monfort University and Birmingham City University,
- Psychodynamic counsellor at Leicester Counselling centre
- Short term therapy for NHS primary care IAPT services
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling via skype:
If you're struggling to reach me for sessions face to face, then I also offer Skype-based counselling. Here you can join me from wherever is most convenient for you, there is no need for travelling to sessions. Maybe you are away from home or travel a lot. By this method, we can still set up regular counselling sessions to suit your life and working pattern
Fees are £50 per session